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  • It was off to the library to trade some poets for some other poets. I knew it was going to be a great day when I pulled directly into a parking space another man had just vacated with 34 minutes remaining on the meter. Donald Revell, Frederick (good name) Seidel, and Mark Strand will occupy those moments when my time is not otherwise engaged with gardening, household chores, cooking, and the Bible. At least for the next two weeks, when they will receive their walking papers and three others take their place.

    From the library I proceeded to the Nursery where I purchased several assorted sprouts of veggies, about 100 pounds of sand, and 160 pounds of rich topsoil. The previous picture shows the bed now mixed in and raked level.
  • This is the flat containing the plants ready to go into the ground.
  • Tomato cages at the ready.
  • And the row of tomatoes is in! I'll need to go pick up two more cages, since I have six plants in and only 4 cages. Two Beefsteak plants, three Better Boys, and one Grape tomato plant. (Which my Mrs. always complains about because they never make it into the house.)
  • Now rather than bore you with a long, blow by blow description, I will let you see the finished product after being hosed down well. In addition to the tomatoes, there are several varieties of peppers, both sweet and hot, four celery, four purple cabbage, four red cabbage, four cauliflower, and herbs at the bottom of the bed (Thyme, Rosemary, Cilantro, and Sweet Basil). Hopefully my purple sage will be coming back this year over at the edge of the wildflower garden, which is the next project.
  • So there you have it, how I spent this lovely spring day.

    Being female and quite spoiled, Olivia insisted on being in the story, so here is an encore of her waving goodbye.

    I hope your day is going very well and that you are able to enjoy a bit of nature. From here to a nice shower, and later a cool tuna salad with celery, bell pepper, onion, tomato, sweet relish, and a bit of dill served on a bed of iceberg lettuce. Just the thing for a warm day.

    Prayers and Blessings for you all, my friends.

    ~Fred~

    Airee, Mon....feel the love.
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